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Border Operating Model

The UK government’s Border Operating Model (BOM) is the plan detailing the processes and systems, across all government departments, that will be used at the borders of Great Britain from 1 January 2021.

Published on 13 July 2020, the report has been pored over by IOE&IT experts to highlight the key aspects that anyone engaged in trade with the EU should know.



Border Operating Model – ten things traders need to know
Start your BOM journey with the IOE&IT’s summary of key points from the 206-page government document

HM Government’s 206-page Border Operating Model plan
Issued by the Cabinet Office, the full 206-page document 'The Border with the European Union, Importing and Exporting Goods'
Download here

HM Government guides for importers and exporters
To accompany the BOM document above, the government has provided highly practical visual, step-by-step guides for importers and exporters.
Download "export goods" here Download "import goods" here

IOE&IT webinar ‘BOM explained’ 16 July 2020: the recording
In front of a capacity audience of manufacturers, intermediaries and other suppliers, the IOE&IT’s Kevin Shakespeare explained the detail behind the UK’s new Border Operating Model, with live polls and a Q&A session
Watch here
IOE&IT webinar ‘BOM explained’ 16 July 2020 - the slides
The BOM succinctly explained by the IOE&IT’s inhouse expert, Kevin Shakespeare. Download the slides here and share with clients and colleagues
Download here

Grant funding
The government is providing grant funding for companies to either do training to learn how to complete customs declarations or to acquire IT software that enables them to complete them.

The IOE&IT provides several courses that can be funded by these grants, a full list of which can be found here.